Babak Barcohana, MD

Babak Barcohana, MD

Specializes in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of Spinal Disorders involving the Neck, Back, and Spine, utilizing Microsurgical and Minimally Invasive Techniques.


Fellowship-Trained Spine Surgeon

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Dr. Barcohana specializes in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of spinal disorders involving the neck and back, utilizing microsurgical and minimally invasive techniques.

Dr. Barcohana grew up in Los Angeles, California. He attended UCLA and graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, with college honors earning a bachelor's degree in neuroscience.

After graduating from UCLA, Dr. Barcohana earned his medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco. While attending UCSF, he became interested in orthopedic surgery through his involvement in research in the field. After graduating from UCSF Medical School, he completed his internship in general surgery at UCLA.

Following his training in general surgery, Dr. Barcohana attended Stanford University where he completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. While at Stanford, he developed a passion for spinal surgery and the management of spinal disorders. As a resident, he continued to be involved in research and volunteer activities. During this time, he traveled to Nicaragua to provide surgical care to pediatric and adult patients with orthopedic disorders without access to medical care.

Dr. Barcohana has fellowship training in spinal surgery, completing his specialty training at Southern California Orthopedic Institute. In addition to gaining expertise in innovative surgical techniques, he specialized in complex spinal surgery involving the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Subsequently, Dr. Barcohana joined the staff at SCOI. He has a special interest in minimally invasive techniques, which allow for shorter recovery times, reduced post-operative pain, less muscle injury, and a more rapid return to the normal activities of daily living.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Barcohana remains actively involved in education and research in the field of orthopedics and spinal surgery. Throughout the course of his career, he has published multiple scientific papers and has lectured extensively in the field. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, and the North American Spine Society.

In his free time, Dr. Barcohana enjoys playing soccer and golf and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Barcohana is available to see patients in the Van Nuys and Valencia offices.

Dr. Barcohana was awarded a “People Love Us On Yelp” Award for 2016. Please click here to learn more about this award.


  • Independent Medical Examinations
  • Qualified Medical Examinations
  • Back
  • Neck
  • Spine

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Practice Coordinator: (818) 901-6600 Ext. 3202

Surgery Scheduler:  (818) 901-6600 Ext. 3202

Fax: (818) 901-4573

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Workers' Comp: Yes
QME: Yes

“The last Doctor was Dr.Hymes that worked on my spine.The first was Dr.Blecher that worked on my knee.He sent me to Doctor Dr.Barcohana that sent me to Dr.Hymes. All were great.”
– Gus T.
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